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The flower-garden display'd: in above four hundred curious representations of the most beautiful flowers, regularly dispos'd in the respective months of their blossom, curiously engrav'd on copper-plates from the designs of Mr. Furber and others, and coloured to the life: with the description and history of each plant and the method of their culture, whether in stoves, green-houses, hot-beds... ; very useful, not only for the curious in gardening, but the prints likewise for painters, carvers, japaners, &c. also for the ladies
(1732)

Productions of the month of April,   pp. 30-38 ff.


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32         The FLOWER-GARDEN difplay'd.
prift of the Flower-Leaves, and therefore was call'd the Double
Blood Wall-Flower; but I believe that is now quite loft:
But the way of increafing our Wall-Flower, as well as the
rel of the Doubles (for they bear no Seed) is to raife them
in this, or the two foregoing Months, by planting Slips
or Cuttings, in fine Earth, about four Inches in the Ground,
at fix Inches Diflance, and watering them well afcer plant-
ing; and continuing for a Month to do the like every
Day, they will make good Plants. They love a warm
dry Soil, as plainly appears from the Flourithing of the
fingle ones that grow in the Joints or Crevices of old
Walls; but this Plant is fo freeof Growth that it will thrive
any where.
Numb. VIII. Blufi-red Lilly of the Valley. This is a
Plant which one fhould not be without, becaufe of its
good Qualities, befides the fine Flavour of the Flowers.
It bloffoms indeed not above four or five Inches high, but
is a Curiofity, and in a Morning perfumes the Air.
The Flowers of this Kind are of a deep Flefh Colour. It
delights in light Land, and Shade, where it will increafe
plentifully.  The way of increafing it, is to part the
Roots either in February, or March; or if we negle61
thofe Seafons, then plant the Roots or divide them in
September, or oQoberi but let your Ground be made
fine.
Numb. IX. Britijh King Anemone. This Flower is very
double and beautiful; the Thrums in the middle are of a
yellowifh Colour, tipt with Red; and the Flower-Leaves
firip'd with Scarlet.  The Manner of its Culture is the
fame as that of the High-Admiral Anemone, Numb. IV. in
the Month of March; which fee.
Numb. X.
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